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Philippines Arrests Alleged Manager of Mangamura Piracy Site

posted on 2019-07-09 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
28-year-old Romi Hoshino arrested at Embassy of Japan’s request

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Manga Listed as Ending in 10th Volume

posted on 2019-07-09 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kazuki, Kogetaokoge launched manga based on Shirow Shiratori’s novels in 2015

Baki The Grappler Manga’s 1st Chapter Gets Remake

posted on 2019-07-09 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Remake of 1st chapter in long-running Baki saga debuts on Thursday

Hajimete no Gal’s Meguru Ueno Launches New Manga on July 13

posted on 2019-07-09 14:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Otaku no Tonari wa Elf Desu ka? centers on unpopular boy with elf neighbor

Kouzi Yokoyama Launches Erotic Comedy Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-10 00:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Iroha ni HoERO! manga from Tokyo Ravens: Girls Photograph/Rednight Eve artist

High-rise Invasion Sequel Manga Launches on July 28

posted on 2019-07-10 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tenkū Shinpan arrive sequel to feature new areas, characters

One Piece Stampede Anime Film Gets Novel in August

posted on 2019-07-10 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
.hack//Legend of the Twilight, Digimon Next manga’s Tatsuya Hamazaki pens novel

Oh! great’s Bakemonogatari Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2019-07-10 16:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of NisiOisin’s novels launched in March 2018

Trinity Seven Manga Gets New Spinoff Series in September

posted on 2019-07-10 17:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Yōichi Nishio draws Trinity Seven -Revision- spinoff of Kenji Saito, Akinari Nao’s manga

Nana Haruta’s 6-gatsu no Love Letter Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-11 02:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in June 2018

Check Out Sora Amamiya & Yuma Uchida’s Anime Character Voices in Rikekoi Manga CM

July 11, 2019 3:10am CDT
ZERO-G (My Roommate is a Cat)-produced comedy is slated for 2019

Yuzuki N Dash Launches New Manga on July 23

posted on 2019-07-11 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kareshi ga Iru no ni manga centers on relationship between boy, girl who already has boyfriend

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Manga Ends on July 25

posted on 2019-07-11 07:50 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired anime adaptation in 2016

eigoMANGA Is Headed To San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Jul 11th 2019

Tokyo Gets Spooky with Eko Eko Azarak Horror Manga Art Exhibition

July 11, 2019 12:04pm CDT
Influential series about high school witchcraft ran from 1975 - 1979 in Akita Shoten’s “Weekly Shonen Champion”

2 More Suspects Arrested in Mangamura Piracy Site Case

posted on 2019-07-11 17:01 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
More than 10 young people reportedly involved in site’s operation

New Young Animal Zero Magazine Launches on September 9

posted on 2019-07-12 01:33 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New magazine centers on “fighting young men”

Akagi Sequel Manga Yami Ma no Mamiya Launches

posted on 2019-07-12 01:52 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga centers on mahjong player who settles disputes through mahjong

Kodansha’s Comic Days Website Launches Hop Step Sing! Manga in English

posted on 2019-07-12 02:08 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga adaptation of VR idol group launched on Thursday

My Hero Academia Manga Tops U.S. Monthly Bookscan June List

posted on 2019-07-12 04:44 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Komi Can’t Communicate, Splatoon, Promised Neverland, One-Punch Man, Smashed, Berserk also rank

Hinomaru Sumō Manga Reaches ‘Climax’ in Next Chapter on July 22

posted on 2019-07-12 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired 24-episode anime series last year

Dr. Stone’s Boichi Draws One Piece 1-Shot Manga About Zoro for Manga’s 22nd Anniversary

posted on 2019-07-12 11:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Shonen Jump to feature “latest information” on Hollywood adaptation on manga’s 22nd anniversary on July 22

My Hero Academia Gets New Spinoff Manga This Month

posted on 2019-07-12 11:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yōkō Akiyama draws spinoff manga in Jump Giga, Saikyō Jump magazines

Manga Answerman - Is the Word “Hentai” Misunderstood/Misused by Fans Outside of Japan?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 12th 2019

Hana to Yume Apologizes For Publishing Manga Strongly Resembling Arina Tanemura’s Work

posted on 2019-07-12 17:15 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Nosora Uwa’s ‘Romance and Battle’ manga was removed from magazine’s digital version

Hentai Artist Aiue Oka Asks Readers to Not Pirate, Buy Officially Licensed Manga

posted on 2019-07-12 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Seven Seas Announces Ten New Manga and Light Novel Licenses at Anime Expo 2019

Jul 12th 2019

Yen Press Issues Correction Regarding 2 Persona 5 Manga Licenses Mistakenly Announced at Anime Expo

posted on 2019-07-13 00:21 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company stated it “has not been granted rights” to publish 2 manga in English

SOZO Comics to Release ZAN, Marin, Prince of Lan Ling, Enchanted Racer Manga in English on ComiXology

posted on 2019-07-13 01:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
All 4 manga debut on Tuesday with plans to release manga in 5 other languages

futekiya Launches Boys-Love Manga Subscription Service in English

posted on 2019-07-13 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
US$6.99 monthly service launched with 10 Shodensha titles plus independent artists

ANN Review - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Novel 9

by Theron Martin, Jul 13th 2019

Aoko Sasaki Launches New Seven Days War Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-14 01:03 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga adapts upcoming anime film

ANN Review - Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 6

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 14th 2019

Weekly Shonen Magazine Launches Advice-Giving Twitter Account

posted on 2019-07-14 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary with collaboration with Mitsuya Cider

Manga Creator Arina Tanemura Designs Virtual YouTubers for Tokyo Cinderella Story Channel

posted on 2019-07-15 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Watch Death Note Manga Illustrator’s Live-Drawing at His First Art Exhibition

July 16, 2019 1:45am CDT
“NEVER COMPLETE” displays 500 selected original drawings from his manga works

Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on 2019-07-16 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumes in Grand Jump’s 21st issue

Project ARMS Writer’s Detective Xeno and the Seven Locked Murder Rooms Manga Ends

posted on 2019-07-17 09:54 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
8th, final volume ships on September 18

German YouTuber Nino Kerl Makes Cameo in Mashima’s Edens Zero Manga

posted on 2019-07-17 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

NAOE’s Aoharu x Machinegun Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-17 17:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series debuted in 2014, inspired anime in 2015

Mōryō no Hako Artist Launches New Manga With Natsuhiko Kyogoku

posted on 2019-07-17 18:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series adapts Bara Jūji Sōsho novels based on Kyogoku’s Hyakki Yakō series

NisiOisin, Suzuka Oda’s Bishōnen Tanteidan Manga Ends 1st Part

posted on 2019-07-17 20:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on NisiOisin’s novel series about eccentric boy detective squad debuted in April 2016

Magical Girl Site Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2019-07-18 07:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2013, inspired TV anime in spring 2018

Satsujin Muzai, Black Knight Parade Move Magazines

posted on 2019-07-18 07:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Satsujin Muzai moves to Tonari no Young Jump, Black Night Parade moves to Ultra Jump

Black Lagoon Gets Spinoff Manga About Sawyer

posted on 2019-07-18 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff manga by Tatsuhiko Ida debuts in September alongside main manga’s return from hiatus

Udon Entertainment Releases 1st Volume of The Rose of Versailles Manga in December

posted on 2019-07-18 16:21 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Publisher also announces Street Fighter, CAPCOM, Mega Man art books

Former Soccer Star Karina Maruyama Gets Baki-Style Make Over

posted on 2019-07-18 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Drawn & Quarterly to Release Compilation of Kuniko Tsurita Manga

posted on 2019-07-19 03:04 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud book slated for spring 2020 release

Masami Kurumada Launches New Fūma no Kojirō Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-19 05:26 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st new manga in Fūma no Kojirō franchise since 2006

ANN Interview: Square-Enix’s Manga Manager Masaaki Shimizu

by Deb Aoki, Jul 19th 2019

Cross Infinite World Licenses Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Novels

posted on 2019-07-19 18:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
√After launches on September 30, √Before in early 2020

Hajime Yamamura Launches Shikkoku no Ziggy Manga in September

posted on 2019-07-19 23:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Post-apocalyptic manga about 2 women consumed with revenge

Natsume Ono’s Lady and Oldman Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-20 00:19 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series launched in October 2015

Wataru Mitogawa Launches Ganbared Sisters Manga in September

posted on 2019-07-20 00:35 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about warrior nuns who hunt down supernatural beings

Spriggan, Until Death Do Us Part’s Hiroshi Takashige Ends ‘RDB’ Manga

posted on 2019-07-20 00:43 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dark fantasy manga launched in November 2016

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Manga Ends Serialization on August 2

posted on 2019-07-20 01:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kazuki, Kogetaokoge launched manga based on Shirow Shiratori’s novels in 2015

One Piece Gakuen Spinoff Manga Launches in Saikyō Jump Magazine

posted on 2019-07-20 01:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sōhei Kōji draws comedy manga about Straw Hat Crew in academic setting

Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls Manga, Junji Ito’s ‘Frankenstein’ Short Win Eisner Awards

posted on 2019-07-20 02:11 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Akira Toriyama, Naoki Urasawa not among those inducted into Hall of Fame this year

‘It will be breakfast at Tiffany some day’ Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-20 02:55 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hirochi Maki’s manga inspired live-action series in October 2015

ANN Review - The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Novel 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 20th 2019

Kodansha USA Announces 4 New Shōjo Manga Licenses, Release of Volumes 39-48 of Initial D Manga

posted on 2019-07-20 15:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Volumes 39-48 of Initial D available digitally now

BORUTO Manga Officially Makes Its V Jump Debut

July 20, 2019 2:32pm CDT
September 2019 issue arrives with Boruto’s Dad’s Son in tow

Junji Ito and Akiko Higashimura Take Home Eisner Awards

July 20, 2019 7:32pm CDT
Frankenstein and Tokyo Tarareba Girls among this year’s award-winning titles

Tokyopop Licenses Kaili Sorano’s Parham Itan: Tales From Beyond Manga, 3 Boys-Love Manga

posted on 2019-07-21 01:55 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gorō Kanbe’s Dirty Darling, more licensed

Kawada’s Hinomaru Sumō Manga Ends

posted on 2019-07-21 11:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga inspired 24-episode anime series last year

Boichi’s One Piece ‘Cover’ Chapter is 1st in Ongoing ‘Cover Comic Project’

posted on 2019-07-21 11:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Boichi’s chapter featuring fight between Zoro, Mihawk launched on Monday in Japanese, English

Yūsuke Murata Publishes New 1-Shot in Shonen Jump With Author Korosuke Inu

posted on 2019-07-22 02:04 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Best and Worst Manga of 2019 Results - Comic-Con International

posted on 2019-07-22 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Secretly, I’ve Been Suffering About Being Sexless GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 22nd 2019

Dr. STONE Artist Boichi Recreates Classic One Piece Manga Chapter

July 22, 2019 3:04pm CDT
Battle between Zoro and Mihawk is the focus of the first in a new cover series

Weekly Shōnen Champion Manga Mag Commemorates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

posted on 2019-07-22 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Old Boy Manga’s Caribu Marley Inspires Memorial Book

posted on 2019-07-23 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Kenichi Suzumura Narrates PV for The Twelve Kingdoms Novel’s Four New Books

July 24, 2019 12:15am CDT
The fantasy series has printed nine million copies since 1991

Waiting for Spring Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2019-07-24 01:51 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2014, inspired live-action film last December

Flying Witch Manga Release Summons Limited Edition Audio Drama CD

July 24, 2019 8:03am CDT
TV cast reunites for a 27 minute audio drama featuring Chinatsu’s “First Magic Day Anniversary”

Creatiure!'s Shingo Honda Launches New Manga on July 31

posted on 2019-07-24 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kyoryū Senki centers on Yamata no Orochi dragon in modern Japan

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Manga Ends on August 24

posted on 2019-07-24 12:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in February 2014, Viz Media releases manga in English

New Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Shoujo Manga The Poe Clan

July 24, 2019 4:06pm CDT
Event will showcase manga panels, Takarazuka memorabilia, and more

Nobunaga Teacher’s Young Bride Manga Ends on August 24

posted on 2019-07-24 18:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Azure Konno’s series launched in May 2017, inspired TV anime last spring

Hiro Kiyohara Launches Manga of Yukito Ayatsuji’s The Decagon House Murders

posted on 2019-07-25 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launches on August 25; mystery novel by Another author debuted in 1987

Hakusensha Manga Now Available on Lezhin Comics

Jul 25th 2019

Anohana Team’s Her Blue Sky Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on 2019-07-26 05:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ghost Slayers Ayashi’s Yaeko Ninagawa draws manga

Chairman Kosaku Shima Manga Ends in Morning

posted on 2019-07-26 11:25 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Newest series about Japanese business executive launched in 2013

ANN Review - Side-By-Side Dreamers eBook

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 26th 2019

Gundam Build Divers Break Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-26 12:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Gundam Build Divers spinoff manga launched in June 2018

Answerman - Does Being Nominated or Winning an Eisner Award Impact Manga Sales?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 26th 2019

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Manga, Novels Top BookWalker Sales for 2019 (First Half)

posted on 2019-07-26 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Shonen Ace Plus Web Manga Magazine Launches

posted on 2019-07-26 15:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series include Risō no Musume Nara Sekai Saikyō Demo Kawaigatte Kuremasuka?, Soreyuke! Isekai Cheat Magician, more

Experimenting with Manga: Inside Senku’s Lab at the AGC Dr. Stone Exhibit

posted on 2019-07-26 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Free exhibit runs from July 20 to August 31

Tsubasa Takahashi’s Gamers! Manga Ends

posted on 2019-07-26 16:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of Sekina Aoi, Sabotenn’s novels launched in 2016

The Severing Edge’s Hikagi Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-07-26 17:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Watashi no Kizu wa Shindemo Kesanai debuts on August 27

J-Novel Club Licenses ‘There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF!’ Novels

posted on 2019-07-27 00:11 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel series centers on man who wakes up one day with telekinetic powers

Seven Seas Licenses Kase-san and Yamada Yuri Manga

posted on 2019-07-27 00:26 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sequel series features titular couple as university students

Denpa Licenses Katsuya Terada’s Rakuda Laughs!, Shūzō Oshimi’s Shino Can’t Say Her Name Manga

posted on 2019-07-27 22:52 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga by Blood designer, Flowers of Evil creator to debut next summer

ANN Review - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 4

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 28th 2019